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Two weeks after LaPlace school fire, students return to class Monday

Investigators are still working to learn the cause of the blaze. Criminal activity is not suspected (FOX 8 photo). Investigators are still working to learn the cause of the blaze. Criminal activity is not suspected (FOX 8 photo).
RESERVE, LA (WVUE) -

Classes resume Monday for students at St. John Elementary in LaPlace.

Two weeks after a fire damaged the school, students will resume classes at Leon Godchaux Junior High campus in Reserve, Louisiana.

School officials closed the LaPlace campus after its roof caught fire on August 14. To make up for lost time, administrators will add 18 minutes to the school day and four “off days” will be added to the school year.

The St. John Elementary school grounds also housed a temporary facility for Lake Pontchartrain Elementary. The facilities used by Lake Pontchartrain Elementary were not damaged during the fire. Those students returned to class on August 20.

Investigators say they do not know what caused the fire, but do not expect foul play or criminal activity.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School System is asking for school supplies to replace the ones lost in the fire. You can drop off donations at both locations of A Storage Inn - 2820 Highway 51, LaPlace and 3334 W. Airline Highway, Reserve. The locations will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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